Hi Robert N, if you are as Enforen suggest affiliated in some way to Dick Jolts please send him my regards, we actually agreed on quite a few things when we last spoke.
Dick has a fine website and as you would would expect from an archeologist he gives a lot of serious thought to the various claims that have been made regarding Oak Island, and we agree that there are things continually being claimed that defy logic.
There is no doubt that he is an expert in his field but that is achaeology, he is not a maritime history researcher Robert so his opinion on various Oak Island things is the same as as anyone one else. In my own view Dick has reached some of the right conclusions but for the wrong reasons, for instance Fred Nolan, Dan Blankenship, Lionel Fanthorpe, and myself (O I researcher) do not believe there has ever been treasure in the Money Pit, but it was also not in any way a natural formation of linked sink holes.
I am aware that Dick does not subscribe to my Captain William Kidd on Oak Island theory but I have to tell you both that I am a hundred percent sure the il fated Scotsman did take treasure there and what's more I have confidential evidence to prove it. If I can raise sufficient funds to finance our project on Nolans property and we bring it to a successfull conclusion I will disclose not only that information but the complete subterranean system of Oak Island in a DVD.
This thread is specifically about the discoveries made by Blankenship and Nolan regarding the artificially constructed pond/swamp in the mid section of the island on Nolans property. I wonder if Dick knows about these discoveries by the two men now that I have put their personal assurances to me in the public domain.
Whilst I talked to Dan Blankenship on the island he suddendly confided to me (and a witness) that David Tobias had once paid experts to examine the 9ft high bank of earth that separates the pond water from the Detour Road along the whole 300ft lenght. Dan was enjoying telling us that the experts informed a furious Tobias that the bank of earth was artificial and definately not a natural feature. Dan laughed and said with obvious pleasure that he could have saved his former friend a lot of money, it was because he had once seen a rooted tree stump in the deep end of the drained out pond, they don't grow to maturity underwater do they. Then there was the publicly disclosed discovery made by Fred Nolan that there were/are original pick marks cut into the hard clay that are still visable around the edges of the swamp on his property.
When I disclosed this and suggested that the treasure is actually under Fred Nolan's property I was immediately attacked by Danny Hennigar (Tank) and D'Arcy O'Conner, obviously if this got out it and become well known it could affect tours to the empty Money Pit and empty Borehole 10X.
I have honestly quoted what Dan and Fred have told me personally and I have no reason to doubt their integrity, however after being subjected to their harrassment and smears I challenged D'Arcy and Tank to seek verification from the two property owners/treasure hunters themselves, predictably they declined then and still refuse.